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April 23 lacpug Meet


Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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Next meet is Wednesday, April 23, 2014 beginning at 6:45PM
- till we drop at the 
Gallery Theatre in Hollywood Ca.


Join us Wednesday, April 23, 2014 for a VERY special lacpug Meet.

We are excited to welcome back Adobe to lacpug, to show off all cool new stufff that is new in Premiere ProAl Mooney will present.

Plus Michael Lewis, product manager for Adobe Prelude will show all inluding the very cool Prelude Live Logger.

Plus Jim Tierney of Digital Anarchy will return to talk about and show "How to Shoot Time Lapse and Slow Motion footage," and solve problems associated with it.

Plus Multi-monitor Editorial and Finishing Workflow with Neil Smith of LumaForge.

Agenda (subject to change)

6:45- 7:15PM - Stump the Gurus
Join Gurus
 Monica Daniel, Adam Bedford Michael Kammes and Philip Hodgetts as they will attempt to answer all of your questions and solve all of your problems concerning FCS and FCPX, Avid, Premiere Pro and anything else you can think of. If they can't solve your problem or answer your question, then you go home with a problem, but you still got out of the house, so that's not a bad thing.

7:20PM - 7:25PM - Announcements
If we have time, this is your time. Get up and tell us something about yourself. Ask for a job, offer a job. Whatever you want. Keep it brief

7:30PM - 7:55PM- How to Shoot Flicker Free Time Lapse and Slow Motion footage - Jim Tierney 
Digital Anarchy founder, Jim Tierney will take you from beginning to end of a sunset time lapse shoot, including post production. The focus will be on the sunset but Jim will touch on tips and tricks for other time lapse situations. Last, but definitely not least, learn all about post production including: color correction, stabilizing, and flicker removal using Digital Anarchy’s Flicker Free plugin.

About Jim Tierney
Jim Tierney, is a pioneer in the development of visual tools for motion design and compositing. During the 1990's, Jim worked for software companies like MetaTools, Atomic Power and Cycore. He helped create graphics products like Bryce, Evolution and Studio Effects. After working on After Effects plugins for almost a decade, Jim thought it was finally time to get out there and do some of his own. So he did, and 
Digital Anarchy was born in 2001.


8:00PM - 8:30PM - Multi-monitor Editorial and Finishing Workflow - Neil Smith
We’re all being tasked with doing more in less time and doing multiple things at the same time … how can editors, VFX artists and colorists manage to accomplish all the things on their ever expanding To Do List? One solution is to work even more hours and cut down on sleep … the healthier alternative is to become the multi-tasker supreme. With the right applications combined with the new high powered OpenCL GPUs from AMD, content creators can now work on multiple monitors running different applications all at the same time.  Neil Smith, CEO of LumaForge will demonstrate how one artist armed with one PC and SIX monitors can do more damage in 30 minutes than a colony of beavers preparing for spring break.

Join Neil as he takes you through an end-to-end Adobe Creative Cloud, DaVinci Resolve and RedcineX-Pro integrated 4K workflow demonstration all running on a single PC with the new AMD FirePro W9100 professional graphics card driving six monitors!


About Neil Smith 
Neil Smith is CEO of LumaForge, a system integrator and reseller dedicated to the TV and Film production and post-production market in Los Angeles. LumaForge sells, installs and supports high-speed storage, networks and systems that support the company’s motto of ‘FAST data'. Neil is a Certified Apple Consultant and expert on Xsan, metaSAN, Fibre Channel and SAS shared storage systems as well as Thunderbolt bridging between the new Mac Pros and Thunderbolt 2 storage. If you have an editorial workgroup or VFX team that needs to access shared files in the most cost-effective and easiest way or you need to get data from A to B in the fastest way possible, call Neil Smith on 323-850-3550 or visit http://www.lumaforge.com


8:30PM - 9:00PM - Break
Brand new lacpug sponsor HDDISK will be showing their storage solutions. Also Gard Cooksen will be in the Lobby showing off the awesome new Killer Keys ProThis is your chance to ask questions. No questions? Then talk to each other. The break is a chance to hang out and meet and greet and get your problems solved and who knows, get a job. You never know who you are going to meet at lacpug Snacks and Beer and Wine will be on sale in the lobby. Proceeds go to the Gallery Theater.

9:00PM - 10:00PM - Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe Prelude CC - Al Mooney and Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis will reveal the latest features for the next major release of Adobe Prelude CC, as well as showcase some of the workflow efficiencies possible by using Prelude Live Logger iPad app.

Al Mooney will cover what is new in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and there is a LOT of what is new. 

About Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis is the Product Manager for Pre Production workflows (Adobe Story CC, Adobe Prelude CC, Adobe Prelude Live Logger) in the Adobe Digital Video and Audio group. He has been with Adobe since 2001. He began his career at Adobe as a Quality Engineer for Adobe Photoshop, and then in 2005 moved to the Adobe Premiere Pro in the same position. Over the years Michael has worked closely with engineering, customers, and partners to help develop Adobe's video tools into an integral part of many production workflows, which has led to his current position as a Product Manager. While Michael enjoys working for a company that is continually at the forefront of digital imaging, he can still be found on weekends filming with his favorite Super 8mm film camera.

About Al Mooney
Al Mooney has extensive technical, sales and marketing experience in the media industry. As product manager for Adobe Premiere Pro software, Mooney is responsible for defining, delivering, and supporting the overall feature set and functionality. Earlier, Mooney was the UK senior business development manager for video and broadcast at Adobe, providing technical workflow consultation for top broadcast accounts in the U.K. In that role, he oversaw the redevelopment of Adobe’s video VAR channel, a network of expert resellers and service providers for the Media and Entertainment industry.

Mooney joined Adobe in 2009, after spending two years at Apple as the U.K. Pro Video business development manager. There he was responsible for the communication and go-to-market strategy of video solutions for the U.K. market, working with resellers and customers.

Before Apple, Mooney was European sales specialist at Digidesign, a division of Avid Technology. In this role, Mooney was responsible for the communication of high-end solutions into multiple territories, and managed technical communication between European specialists and engineers in the U.S. He also held earlier positions at Digidesign, including post-production product specialist, EMEA product specialist and marketing representative.

10:00PM - World famous Raffle (subject to change)
Copy of Boris Continuum Complete- BorisFX
Delirium + Damage Bundle - 

Up to $500 worth of Artbeats stock footage - Artbeats
Copt of Indie Essentials - ThatStudio
2 copies of CrumplePop ToneGrade
 for FCP X  - Crumplepop
full license of Integration FX" CHV Plug-ins
$100 voucher for any AssistedEditing product - Intelligent Assistance

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Digital Classroom Book with DVD - AGI
2 FREE Webinars - Larry Jordan
$200 free Stock Footage Clips - Pond5
Copy of VeeScope Live - 
VeeScope Live
Copy of DVDxDVPro - DVDxDV
Automatic Duck Bottle Openers - Wes Plate
Larry Jordan Mousepads - 
Larry Jordan

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Gallery Theatre at Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90027

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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The Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, (formally lafcpug) was established in June of 2000 and now boasts a total membership of over 6000 people worldwide. lafcpug meets once a month in Hollywood, Ca. where it attracts 200-250 people a meeting. Headed up by Michael Horton, lacpug is the largest User Group dedicated to digital storytellers in the world. http://www.lafcpug.org

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